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Indian Creek Marketplace ready for year 2

The Indian Creek Marketplace will open for business Saturday in a new location that could have some recalling the pancake festivals of days gone by.
The Marketplace, which made its debut last year in the old Keller Manufacturing Co. parking lot near the north bridge in Corydon, will be set up each Saturday through Sept. 28 in the municipal parking lot on the south side of Chestnut Street in downtown Corydon.
Members of Develop Downtown Corydon, the group spearheading the outdoor market, hopes the new location will bring more people into the downtown business district.
‘We are marketing the ICM and have had a great response so far,’ Tracy Webber, one of the DDC board members, said. ‘We currently have more than 30 vendors who have completed booth applications.’
Feedback at last year’s marketplace indicated one aspect that was lacking was the availability of food vendors.
With the new location so close to the Corydon Moose Lodge, DDC arranged for the Moose to offer food during market hours, which are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This Saturday, Lodge members will have pancakes available.
A few decades ago, when Corydon had a Jaycees chapter, that group sponsored a pancake festival on the same premises, usually near Mother’s Day.
Limeberry Lumber is providing picnic tables for seating at the marketplace, and Old Capitol United Methodist Church is providing additional seating. (Seating is also available inside the Moose Lodge.)
Webber said anyone who is interested in vendor space should contact her immediately to check on availability. (There’s room for about 42 vendors this year.
‘We are looking for produce, arts, crafts, antiques, baked goods,’ she said. ‘This would also be a great place for those not-for-profit organizations to raise some money.’
Booth space is $120 for the entire 21 weeks, or $20 for one week.
Webber can be reached at 267-0430, and vendor applications are available online at www.developdowntowncorydon.org.
New this year will be carriage rides. They are free opening day but there will be a fee during future markets.
Main Street Corydon is aiding the Indian Creek Marketplace again this year by providing the necessary insurance.
‘Develop Downtown Corydon is working hard to make the ICM a fun place to visit every weekend,’ Webber said.

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